ArizonaBOSS said:If you have real race pads, the pad temp doesn't matter so much. The caliper temp is important though as it is indicative of fluid temperature (which will be higher than the caliper). Rotor temp won't really matter, you're not gonna melt em.
If you're on dual purpose street/track pads like an HPS or HP+, then pad temperature matters--because those are useless above 750-800* F at the pad surface. You will know when this happens because the pedal will still be stiff but there is minimal deceleration. Also there is the smell. You won't get a good read on pad temperature by looking at the caliper--the pad temperature will be MUCH higher as it is the actual friction interface in the system (along w/ rotor).
For reference, PF01s are supposed to be good up to 2000*F (optimal below 1400) and DTC70s good up to 1600*F.
Pete how aggressive it that pagid to the rotor?